No vaccine is perfect, despite what the manufacturers (and media) may want you to believe. Here are the reported side effects for each covid vaccine.
The most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are pain or swelling where they got the vaccine, followed by fever, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, headaches or a combination of these symptoms.
This is the most common adverse reaction to the Coronavirus vaccines.
The CDC says anyone who has a known severe allergy (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the vaccine's ingredients should not receive that vaccine. Of course, it can be difficult - or even impossible - to find out what is in the vaccines.
The CDC says people with allergies to certain foods, insects, latex and other common allergens can safely take the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are allergic to PEG, you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Ask your doctor if you can get the J&J/Janssen vaccine.
If you are allergic to polysorbate, you should not get the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Ask your doctor if you can get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
There have been more than a thousand reports of cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart) happening after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is most common in adolescents (teens) and young adults, and in males.
Blood clotting problems are being reported, although the data is difficult to find and there are numerous media reports of the facts being hidden or suppressed. In April 2021, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was paused while the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated blood clots in people who had received that vaccine. This seems to primarily affect women between age 30 and 50.